The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel (yes, it's true!)
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The Book

Drawn from the popular stage show and podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a collection of original tales that harkens back to the heyday of genre entertainment. Written by TAH creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, this 136–page hardcover anthology features ten new stories from the worlds of the Thrilling Adventure Hour. Brought to life by top artists from the comics community, each stand–alone tale celebrates and reinvigorates a different classic genre, including science fiction, fantasy, westerns, superheroes, horror, war dramas, and many more. A unique, timey–wimey blend of silver age pulp and post–modern pop, this one–of–a–kind anthology promises something for everyone as this cult phenomenon jumps off the stage, out of your earbuds, and onto the page for the first time!

The details

Written by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
Illustrated by Randy Bishop, Lar deSouza, Joanna Estep, Billy Fowler, Tom Fowler, Evan Larson, Chris Moreno, Natalie Nourigat, Joel Priddy, Evan "Doc" Shaner, and Jeff Stokely
Colors by Heidi Arnhold, Jordie Bellaire, Casey Crowe, and Andre May
Edited by Joe LeFavi
Forewords by Patton Oswalt and Ed Brubaker
Published by Archaia Entertainment

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WHAT SMART AND FUNNY PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK

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"If you don't like The Thrilling Adventure Hour, then you are an enemy of fun. Period. I mean, seriously... what is wrong with you?? Who are you people??" — "Weird Al" Yankovic

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"Have you ever wished you could gather up the gorgeous geniuses who write and perform The Thrilling Adventure Hour and just shove them in your backpack and take them home and make them perform your favorite sketches over and over and over and over, Misery–style? Well, here's the next best thing. YOU'RE WELCOME." — Patton Oswalt

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"The Thrilling Adventure Hour is more fun than human beings should be allowed to have." –Len Wein, legendary comic book creator of Wolverine and The Swamp Thing and editor of Alan Moore's Watchmen

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"The Thrilling Adventure Hour is that and more. The crackerjack writing pops like a warm old Silvertone, and its characters will immediately charm you into coming back for more conveniently serialized old–timey new– new. Reading this thing is the next best thing to seeing the live show. Which is like the best thing." — Jackson Publick, creator of The Venture Bros

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"Acker and Blacker are comic geniuses and The Thrilling Adventure Hour is one of my favorite things in the world." — Ed Brubaker, award–winning writer of Fatale, Criminal, Gotham Central, and Captain America

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"There's a lot to here that impresses, but perhaps most of all is that "Acker and Blacker have managed to capture the tone and tenor of The Thrilling Adventure Hour live show and put that same heart, humor, warmth, and irreverence on the page. That's no mean feat; that's worth the price of admission alone." — Greg Rucka, Eisner Award winning comic book author of Whiteout, Queen & Country, and Detective Comics

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"The best thing in the world JUST GOT BETTER. Rejoice, fellow Adventurekateers! Our time is now at hand! Things like this are why we beat the Russians." — Matt Fraction, Eisner Award winning comic book writer of The Invincible Iron Man, The Immortal Iron Fist and Uncanny X–Men (Marvel) and Casanova (Image)

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"The Thrilling Adventure Hour has become a comedy destination in Hollywood for thrill seekers, adventure lovers, and hour fans. Join the hippest hee–hee–hedonists by getting to know TAH!"– Jane Espenson, legendary TV writer and producer on such shows as Game of Thrones, Once Upon A Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, and Husbands.

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"Ladies and Gentlemen, it is me, JOHN HODGMAN, who offers this testimonial. It has been only 21 months since I first encountered The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and my life has not been the same since. Beyond being the best staged episodic radio comedy of the 21st century, TAH is also and more plainly just wonderful: one of the most joyously and smartly written entertainments that I have encountered. Acker, Blacker, and the Workjuice Players just make me happy. And also I am generally more alert and my eczema has cleared up. So it is extra exciting to welcome TAH to the funny pages, thus merging two great marginal American art forms into ONE, and eliminating the need for all those human actors and singers, who are generally longwinded jerks. Myself most of all." — John Hodgman, popular author and humorist

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"I read this repeatedly, laughing all over again. It's that flat–out wonderful and hilarious. Crossing from one medium to another is a ten for difficulty but luckily Acker and Blacker have not just managed, but they've made whole new dimensions in narrative their next frontier. It's The Thrilling Adventure Hour's planet and we're lucky to live in it. Like so many others in this book, I'm glad that, after all, we're making soup." — Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside


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